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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commute  \Com*mute"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commuted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Commuting}.]  [L.  commutare,  -mutatum;  com-  +  mutare 
  to  change.  See  {Mutation}.] 
  To  exchange;  to  put  or  substitute  something  else  in  place  of 
  as  a  smaller  penalty,  obligation,  or  payment,  for  a  greater, 
  or  a  single  thing  for  an  aggregate;  hence  to  lessen;  to 
  diminish;  as  to  commute  a  sentence  of  death  to  one  of 
  imprisonment  for  life;  to  commute  tithes;  to  commute  charges 
  for  fares. 
 
  The  sounds  water  and  fire,  being  once  annexed  to  those 
  two  elements,  it  was  certainly  more  natural  to  call 
  beings  participating  of  the  first  ``watery'',  and  the 
  last  ``fiery'',  than  to  commute  the  terms,  and  call 
  them  by  the  reverse.  --J.  Harris 
 
  The  utmost  that  could  be  obtained  was  that  her  sentence 
  should  be  commuted  from  burning  to  beheading. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commuting 
  n  :  the  travel  of  a  commuter  [syn:  {commutation}] 




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